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Christmas pageant winners

Pictured above and recently crowed in the annual Christmas pageant were: Tiny Miss Bentley Bennett, runner up Braelyn Colbert; Mini Miss Scarlett Stafford, runner up Kenzie Hodges; Little Miss Addison Haddock, runner up Jailee Watson; Grand Supreme Aubrey Dumas;  Petite Miss Ave Channel Smith, runner up Catelynn Sands; Preteen Miss Maddie Johnson, runner up Lauren Cales; Miss Teen Madison Haller; runner up Mackenzie Carter; Queen Alexandra Fletcher, runner up Kristian Burnham; and Grand Supreme Alexis Schneider.

Now in its 21st year, the pageant was sponsored by the high school’s competitive cheerleaders and the City of Macclenny fire department.

Photo courtesy of Dedra Carrington

Young mom, wife battling cancer

By Amanda Williamson/Lake City Reporter

For Amber Hyde’s three-year-old son, her absence means his mother is away at the doctor’s house getting her boo-boos fixed.

But to Hyde, it means weeks of living at UF Health in Gainesville to undergo chemotherapy, a stem-cell transplant and an experimental drug treatment to fight off Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read More »

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